Our Focus is Movement Restoration & Optimisation

Physiotherapist in Charlestown


Focus Physio & Pilates provides progressive and comprehensive physiotherapy services in Charlestown. If you are seeking a Physiotherapist in Charlestown who will take the time to ensure we arrive at an accurate functional diagnosis, layout and complete a treatment plan and who has higher qualifications and skills to provide restoration of functional movement and performance, then Focus Physio & Pilates is the right fit for you.

Our Physiotherapists have dual qualifications in Physiotherapy and Exercise & Sport Science. They also hold certifications in the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Advanced Dry Needling, Watson Headache assessment & treatment, Running Biomechanics, Pilates and the Hard-style Kettlebell training method.

Our passion lies in our mission to enable to people to move well and move often. We treat pain as all other therapists do. The difference is that we have the knowledge and tools to restore the body’s’ innate resilience and robustness. This can only be achieved with the appropriate and accurate progression of corrective exercise that stimulates the neuromuscular system to achieve the desired outcome.

We apply this knowledge of corrective exercise to traditional Pilates whether it is during mat, reformer or studio sessions to deliver a unique experience that is designed to give you a solid workout whilst restoring movement quality.

We also run Physiotherapist classes Charlestown. These sessions are highly individualized and held in our functional training room. These sessions are designed to rectify your weakest links and load your neuromuscular system to improve efficiency, strength and innate resilience. We were designed to run, jump, swim, climb and lift heavy things. Too often, modern life gets in the way and general inactivity weakens our neuromuscular system. We become deconditioned and lose our adaptability to our environment. You don’t have to be in pain to be losing movement quality, perhaps if we did then we would do something about it sooner.

This isn’t just for athletes or highly active individuals. Take the example of a 30 to 40 year old father who can’t keep up with his kids or can’t roll around on the ground with his infant, or change a tyre because he hasn’t got the mobility or strength to get down there. The key to fitness is moving often. The key to moving often is moving well. Move well and move often, you owe it to yourself and your family.

We utilise a variety of strategies for treatment which is always guided by diagnosis and assessment. That way the right tool is used for the right job every time. Treatment can include

  • Joint Mobilisation/Manipulation
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Motor Control and Corrective Exercises
  • Postural Correction
  • Education

We DO NOT use

  • Ultra-sound
  • Heat packs
  • Interferential

as these strategies are for temporary symptomatic relief at best.

Once pain and dysfunction is eliminated we reload with strength to ensure that your recovery is durable.

Physiotherapist in Charlestown

Physiotherapy has come a long way since the days of ultrasound, heat packs, and isolating specific muscles in order to rehabilitate an injury. Although still effective at managing pain, dysfunctional movement often persists and re-injury occurs.

A paradigm shift has occurred from looking at muscles and joints in isolation to looking at whole body movement patterns and recognising that there is regional interdependence within the whole system.

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